Physical Therapist Questions Osteoporosis

What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

I am a 40 year old woman and I've been very athletic for most of my life. I wanted to understand the symptoms of osteoporosis. When should I be on the lookout for any symptoms?

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Now. It's best to mention your concerns to your primary care doctor and/or your gynecologist. IF you want a more specialized approach, you can also see an endocrinologist, a rheumatologist, or even a geriatrician (a primary care doc with extra training). But start now.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease process. Many times no one is aware of the disease until an accident in which imaging studies are required. Do you have a family history of the disease? Stay diligent with weight bearing activities and nutritional requirements. Symptoms of osteoporosis can be very hard to isolate.
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